Half Marathon

Price: $104.95


This flat and fast course. The race starts at 7:30AM. Our Half Marathon is great for vet­eran run­ners, as well as first-timers, and has for many, become one of their favorites.


Starting Time: 7:30AM

The Half Marathon

This flat and fast USATF certified course (CA12055RS). The race starts at 7:30 AM  Our Half Marathon is great for vet­eran run­ners, as well as first-timers, and has for many, become one of their favorites. Along the course you will be encour­aged and sup­ported by local spec­ta­tors, vol­un­teers, and cheer-squads.  You’ll be moti­vated musi­cally by the many bands we have lined up along the race. 


This point to point course starts at the his­toric Santa Claus off of the 101 free­way, runs through Oxnard’s famous straw­berry fields, then through down­town Oxnard and beau­ti­ful Plaza Park.  Next will be his­toric Candy Cane Lane, where the homes are dec­o­rated for the hol­i­days.  Finally, you’re off to the Pacific Ocean, the beach, and fin­ish­ing at the Marine Empo­rium Land­ing in the Chan­nel Islands Harbor.

Aid Stations

There are 8 Aid Stations out on the Santa to the Sea course roughly 2 miles apart. Water will be provided at the Start Line and Finish Line as well. 

Aid Stations will have water and Fluid Performance Sports Drink at every location. 
Aid Station 4 (located at the halfway point-Plaza Park) will have Gels, and some sugary and salty snacks to munch on. 

All water is provided by:

All Electrolyte Hydration is provide by: 


Restrooms will be located at the Start and Finish Areas. Out on course restrooms will be located every Aid Station except the last one on Los Feliz and Sunset.  

Pace Groups

Santa to the Sea will be pro­vid­ing pace groups for the Half Marathon only. Each group will be led by an expe­ri­enced run­ner who will keep you on track for your fin­ish time. The pace groups are free for all reg­is­tered run­ners. On race day, the pace lead­ers will be car­ry­ing signs with their des­ig­nated pace time on it. Just look for your pacer, fol­low behind them. You do not need to sign up for a pace group.

Pace times are:

  • 1:30
  • 1:40
  • 1:50
  • 2:00
  • 2:10
  • 2:20
  • 2:30


Toy Drive: A Santa To The Sea Tradition

All runners are asked to bring an UNWRAPPED toy or gift of at least $10 in value to the event..

Our Half Marathoners and Relay runners can drop off their toy at the Starting Line Santa Statue. Our 5K runners can drop off their toy at the Finish Line/EXPO, in the Marine Emporium Landing, before the race begins.

What Kind of Toy/Gift to Bring: In addition to toys, we have many infants (ages 0–6 months) that need sleepers and clothing. We also have many older children who need gifts as well, so please remember to bring something for them. For teen girls…clothing, makeup, curling irons, jewelry, etc. are great gifts. For teen boys…gift cards to food places, Target, Walmart, etc. are perfect for them.


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Course Tour of the Santa to the Sea Half Marathon

Courtesy of Rafael Ochoa

The Half Marathon Awards

All run­ners in the Half Marathon will receive a col­lec­table finisher’s medal and T-shirt. Age Group awards are given in the Half Marathon and 5K only.


Fin­ish­ers Medals

Each run­ner will receive a col­lec­table finisher’s medal after cross­ing the Fin­ish Line.

Finisher’s Medals provided by:


Overall Top 3 Men/ Women Half Marathon Winners will receive a collectible acrylic award.

Age Division Awards: Half Marathon 

The top 3 Male and and top 3 Female finishers in the following age groups will receive a special prize:

14 and under  
15 – 19  


Half Marathon Costume Prizes

*Half Marathon runners and Relay runners are all under the same category when it comes to picking a Costume Contest Winner. 

Be as Memorable and Creative as you can. Remember to post a photo of yourself in costume online so all your fellow runners, friends and family can can vote for the best overall costume design! Check out our costume contest page for all the new details!

1st Place- Free Race Entry next year
-Bottle of Wine (must be over 21)
-$50 Gift Card for Official Santa Merchandise

2nd Place -Free Race Entry next year
-$25 Gift Card for Official Santa Merchandise

3rd Place -$15 Gift Card for Official Santa Merchandise    


Half Marathon Parking

Parking for the start of the Half Marathon is located at “The Palms,” 2000-2201 Outlet Center Drive, Oxnard, CA 93036 along side the 101 freeway.

Important-There are no shuttles to take starting Half Marathoners from the Finish Line to the Start line in the morning. You must park at the Palms Outlets if you expect to make it to your start on time.  

Half Marathon Start Shuttles

Our shuttles will be moving runners between “The Palms” parking area to the Half Marathon Start Line.

ALL Half Marathoners should load onto Shuttles in The Palms Outlet Parking Lot marked for The Half Start Line. 

First Shuttle Leaves At 5:15 Am Last Shuttle Leaves At 7:00 Am. Get There Early And Give Yourself Plenty Of Time.


Dropping off Runners

*If you wish to drop off your loved ones, drop them off at the shuttle drop off area close to the start line. Exit Rice Rd. and head towards Ventura Blvd. Turn right on Ventura Blvd. Drop off anywhere along the curb before the road closure or turn into the first driveway. Watch out for shuttles dropping off other runners. Then head over to the finish line where there is plenty of parking.

Return Shuttles

After you have finished running and enjoyed all the festivities at the Finish Line. Shuttles well be available to take you back to the Palms Outlets where you parked earlier in the morning. 

Shuttles will be lined up at the Finish Area along Harbor Blvd. and running from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm